A Michigan appeals court has ruled that drunk festivalgoers have only themselves to blame for getting injured following a day of drinking at a music event.
In 2016, a woman named Brandi Roe sued Live Nation and Michigan International Speedway (MIS) for breaking her ankle after leaving Faster Horses Festival, a three-day event headlined that year by Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Lady Antebellum. According to court documents, the day started off idyllic: Roe and her friends showered and ate breakfast and began drinking "beer and mixed vodka drinks," followed by "games like corn hole and beer pong," until they left for the festival grounds at 5 p.m. and remained there until 11:30 p.m. But after Roe left the festival grounds with a friend, her friend ventured into the forest to go to the bathroom. He called for her, and when she tried to follow him into the "dark wooded area," she stumbled into a ravine and broke her ankle.